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Daily Times (Pakistan), 17 February 2014

In an opinion piece, AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the differences between the Afghan and Pakistani Taleban, saying that: “There is an often repeated but not much sourced assumption that every group hiding in the Af-Pak mountains is more or less the same thing. The Afghan and Pakistani Taliban as well as Pakistani sectarian and jihadists are all part of a big terrorism syndicate. This is not only wrong but also dangerous since policies are conceived on this basis.”

The author adds: "Sadly enough, our policy makers have failed to understand the difference between the two. "


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